Community News Picks

Editorial picks featuring items that are primarily of interest to smaller neighborhoods/regions or special groups.

FOX40
Thieves targeting Prius batteries downtown

Apr 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO-

Police in Sacramento say thieves are taking Toyota Prius batteries right out of the cars in downtown Sacramento.

2010 and 2011 models are being targeted, according to officers.

Roseville Toyota says Prius batteries are very difficult to remove and …


FOX40
Old Roseville bars hope for more business after mandatory cover ordinance suspended

Apr 18, 2014

ROSEVILLE-

Bars in old Roseville are waiting for business to return after a mandatory $5 cover charge ordinance was suspended by the city council.

The City of Roseville had originally implemented the ordinance to cut down on crime in the …


Elk Grove News
Elk Grove Police Release Composite of Suspected Armed Robber Who Posed as SMUD Employee

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Apr 18, 2014
Elk Grove Police Release Composite of Suspected Armed Robber Who Posed as SMUD Employee


April 18, 2014 |

Elk Grove Police released a composite sketch (see above) of a suspect who staged an armed robbery while posing as a SMUD Employee.

The armed robbery occurred on the evening of Thursday, April 12 when the suspect posed as a SMUD employee to gain entry into a...

FOX40
Abandoned Bear Cub Recovering at Tahoe Care Facility

Apr 18, 2014
Abandoned Bear Cub Recovering at Tahoe Care Facility

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE-

A 10-week-old bear cub named Tahoe was abandoned at the Bear League Facility in Tahoe on April 15. She was left outside in a dog crate.

“She was going out to get in her car and she …


Sac History Happenings
Big guns brought out to mark 1814 ‘Burning of Washington’

Big guns brought out to mark 1814 ‘Burning of Washington’

It was one of the dark hours in U.S. history. Two hundred years ago this summer, British soldiers overwhelmed American battalions, took the nation’s capital and burned the White House.


An engraving of "The Taking of the City of Washington... by the British Forces Under Major General Ross on August...

FOX40
3-year-old Dies in Highway 99 Crash

Apr 18, 2014
3-year-old Dies in Highway 99 Crash

BreakingNewsSTOCKTON-

A three-year-old girl has died in a car crash along southbound lanes of Highway 99 near Stockton.

Around 1 p.m. Friday, a car carrying six people rolled near Hammer Lane.

California Highway Patrol officers say the young girl was …


The Sacramento Bee
Granite Bay Little League coach drops suit against player, pays court costs

Granite Bay Little League coach drops suit against player, pays court costs

The former Granite Bay Little League coach who sued one of his 14-year-old players has dropped the suit, court records filed this week show. Alan Beck

FOX40
Infant Girl in Coma, Foster Father Arrested

Apr 18, 2014
Infant Girl in Coma, Foster Father Arrested

STOCKTON-

A 37-year-old man is accused of injuring his foster infant daughter so severely, she is in a coma, and may not survive.

The 10-month-old girl was initially taken to a hospital on March 30, but then quickly flown to …


Elk Grove News
Store Employee Sustains Head Injury During Elk Grove Shoplifting Incident

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Apr 18, 2014
Store Employee Sustains Head Injury During Elk Grove Shoplifting Incident

April 18, 2014 |

A retail employee sustained a head injury in Elk Grove last night during a shoplifting incident.

According to Elk Grove Police, three unknown females entered the Bath and Body Works store on East Stockton Boulevard shortly before 8 p.m. and were observed shoplifting merchandise. When the suspects exited the store with the merchandise, they were...

Sac History Happenings
Obituary: Sacramento photographer Tom Myers, 88, captured vivid images of the West

Obituary: Sacramento photographer Tom Myers, 88, captured vivid images of the West

Tom Myers, a Sacramento photographer whose vivid images of animals, places and people in California and the West have appeared in national magazines, books and on greeting cards, died April 7 of cancer, his family said. He was 88. Tom Myers